Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is the Biggest Loser After UFC 125 Controversy

Written by Tim Ngo
January 2nd, 2011

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Unfortunately for Anthony Pettis, it appears he became the odd man out after the controversial verdict was rendered at “UFC 125: Resolution.” After taking out Ben Henderson to become the WEC’s last lightweight champion, he also earned next dibs at the UFC title.

Following UFC 125 on Saturday, Octagon president Dana White seemed content on moving forward with Frankie Edgar vs. Pettis as previously promised. However, MMA’s ultimate shot-caller has had a change of heart.

After being on the wrong end of a unanimous decision score, Gray Maynard will indeed get an immediate rematch against Edgar. Yahoo! Sports confirmed White’s decision late Saturday night after the post-fight press conference.

The victor of that contest will then face Pettis to unify the UFC lightweight crown.

Pettis was on cloud nine after literally launching himself into superstardom with his “Showtime Kick” at WEC 53. The move was so spectacular, ESPN dubbed it the No. 8 play of 2010.

No word on what might be in store next for Pettis.

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